MADDEN, N.J. — A new mobster game will be available on Google Play, offering players a chance to play as a mobster in online multiplayer co-ops with other gamers.
The game is called Mafia Mobile and was announced Monday by Google and Mafia Mobile co-founder Mark Sisson.
Sisson said the game was created with the intent to offer players an opportunity to create a mob in real life, or “create a real-life mobster.”
Sisson also said the online game is similar to a game called Mafia Online, a popular game on Facebook that lets players create a fictional mafia with their friends and players can join them.
He said the Mafia Mobile game is set in New York City in the early 1980s, and is designed for ages 8 to 18.
Mafia Mobile is a free download, Sisson said.
The app is available on Android and iPhone.
It was developed in partnership with Mafia Games, an online game development company based in San Francisco.
The company said it is looking to raise $1 million in funding in order to launch the game.
The app was designed to offer real-time cooperative gameplay with other players, but it will be open source, Siscisson said in a statement.
It will also offer players opportunities to create their own character, as well as interact with other members of the mob.
Maddies, as the developers call the mobsters, are a powerful force in New Jersey, Sissons said.
The game will feature three modes: “cooperative,” “coop deathmatch” and “team deathmatch,” according to the game’s Google Play description.
Players will need to take on roles and cooperate with each other to defeat their enemies.
Sissons described the game as “very fast paced” and said it can be played solo or in teams.
The players will work together to steal from the mob, or kill them, Sison said.
“Mafia” will be playable for people ages 8 and up, and the game will come to iOS and Android, Sesson said.
He did not say when it would launch.
The developers have raised $3.5 million in seed funding from investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital.